Nicole  Marshall Concha
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Nicole Marshall Concha


Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, CAGS
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Updated February 12, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Body image
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Life coaching
  • Women's issues
  • Mind-body connection
  • Self-care

Professional statement

Nicole is a licensed mental health counselor-turned-Liberated Life Coach who draws on a holistic variety of tools to support you, including 20 years of experience in trauma counseling and social services, expertise in Health at Every Size®, Body Trust®, and Intuitive Eating, and a passion for social justice. Making the change from therapist to coach has allowed Nicole to work with anyone anywhere, exclusively through virtual sessions.

Nicole has lived experience as a fat woman, a mother of two daughters, and a person living with and recovering from anxiety, disordered eating, body image struggles, and grief and loss. Nicole is also an all-season hiker, Lizzo superfan, and travel-loving vegetarian foodie who is always on the hunt for the best pizza around.

Ever since Nicole had her own a-ha! moment, she knew it was her mission to empower folks to develop their own balanced relationships with food, their bodies, and themselves. Her values are also her promises to you:

Presence- You will never be alone on this journey. This is a mutual commitment to make the most of our precious time and produce the best outcomes.

Love- Caring for ourselves, our bodies, and each other is an act of love and is of primary importance in this work.

Empathy- When you are driven by intuition and compassion, good things come from you and to you.

Autonomy- You are the expert on your body and your life.

Action- Make plans for your life that don’t include diet culture. Set clear intentions, create a purposeful plan, take decisive steps, and create a space that you can follow through.

Abundance- Achieve peace in your body by providing yourself with plenty of food, care, flexibility, and support.

Message to clients

Like you, I used to think that once I was in a smaller body, I would finally start to feel happy. I was desperately waiting for my life to begin – until I learned to change my mind about what was possible for me, exactly as I am. Now it’s my passion to help you experience the same thing.

However we try to alter our bodies, it never leads to the Happiness Summit we imagine, because we’ve been deliberately distracted and misled by diet culture. When you practice minimizing diet culture’s grip on your head and your heart, you create room to focus on what truly matters to you.

Although life can be easier in many ways when you're thin, it’s not about looking different – it’s about seeing differently. It’s about taking care of your needs so that you feel safe and free to build the life you’ve always wanted, one that has absolutely nothing to do with a number on a scale. Changing your mind about yourself and the beliefs you’ve been sold allows you to take up the space you deserve and start living the life you thought was out of reach.

It’s time for a major culture shift. Gone are the days of using body dissatisfaction and self-criticism as motivation. Instead, let’s trade it all in for liberation – together. We all have stuff to work through, and none of us can do it alone. I'm so grateful you're here.


Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally

Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


Nicole Marshall Concha is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $90 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $90

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Nicole offers a scaled investment:

$50- Equity pricing for folks with marginalized identities and those in financial need

$75- Standard pricing for those who have sufficient resources and can cover the full cost themselves

$90- Standard Plus pricing for those who have resources to cover themselves and help increase access for marginalized folks and those in need


Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-7pm
  • Tue 10am-7pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10am-7pm
  • Fri 10am-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

Private nonprofit social services and mental health, Clinical Administrator , 2009 - Present
Private clinical practice , Licensed Mental Health Therapist , 2014 - Present

Institute for Nonprofit Practice at Tufts University, Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 2016
Rhode Island College, CAGS- Mental Health Counseling, 2014
Rhode Island Department of Health, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 2014
Rhode Island College, MA- Agency Counseling, 2012
University of Rhode Island, MA- Political Science, 2008
Salve Regina University, BA- Psychology and Sociology, 2004


Rhode Island: MHC00676